Posts Tagged ‘Syria’

Has the world forgotten about Syria? Comments 0

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The war in Syria is by no means over, but it rather carrying on under the radar of the usual barrage of news stories we prefer to read about. In the last week or so, the Assad regime is dealing with the last remaining rebel enclave near Damascus, Eastern Ghouta. This enclave has a population Read more

Muslim extremist surrenders life to Christ Comments 0

Monday, July 31st, 2017

A Muslim extremist in Syria surrendered his life to Christ after experiencing the hospitality of Christians and hearing the Gospel from a local pastor. According to Open Doors USA the pastor was talking about a church event involving feeding the people who were still in the city and sharing the Gospel to those who were Read more

Simple technology helps prevent refugee sex trafficking Comments 0

Monday, July 24th, 2017
Refugee protection

When Syrian refugees leave their camps, they pack three items: food, water, and light. The first two generally come in the form of packages from the United Nation’s World Food Program or other nonprofit organizations. The latter, however, traditionally came in the form of kerosene lamps, which are less than ideal. In fact, they’re often Read more

Half Iraqi, Syrian Christians have fled their homelands Comments 0

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Iraqi and Syrian Christians have fled their homelands in huge numbers since 2011. About half of them have have left so far, says a report released by Christian advocacy groups Open Doors, Served, and Middle East Concern. Read more Related Posts:Iraqi Christian refugees’ situation critical and…Iraqi archbishop caught by US ban on visitorsUK Catholics welcome Read more

Church condemns US Syria missile strike Comments 1

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Church leaders have condemned Friday’s US missile strike in Syria. They say it will only extend the country’s civil war, with Christians being its primary victims. The Pentagon says the missile strike was a retaliatory move following what appeared to be a chemical attack  that killed 80 civilians in Syria’s Idlib province. While many  Catholic Read more

Migrants paying the price in Europe says Caritas Comments 0

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Migrants are paying a heavy price in Europe because of an agreement made a year ago between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, says Caritas The agreement aimed to stem the flow of migrants and refugees seeking protection in Europe. Caritas says the agreement has left thousands of vulnerable people stranded in degrading conditions in Read more

Aleppo conditions still “dire” Comments 0

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Aleppo and the conditions people have to live in are still “dire” says a Syrian priest. Father Ziad Hilal said “Previously, the dollar used to be worth 50 Syrian pounds, today it is equivalent to more than 520 Syrian pounds. Ten times more! The people of Aleppo lack money to live on, few people have Read more

Syria is a “workshop for cruelty” Caritas told Comments 0

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Syria is a “workshop for cruelty” says Pope Francis. Speaking to Caritas Internationalis, Francis said “I believe the greatest illness of today is cardiac sclerosis,”. He was implying a kind of hardening of the heart that renders a person unable to feel compassion or be moved by another’s suffering. He said Syria is an example Read more

Reality of the war in Syria — apocalypse Comments 0

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

There’s only one word to describe the images coming out of Syria as the conflict advances: apocalyptic. Aleppo, once Syria’s largest city and once known as its jewel, sits in rubble, but more tragically so do its people. “The cradle of civilizations and the birthplace of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the Middle East has become Read more

Syrian priest who escaped ISIS says “Boycott Saudi Arabia” Comments 0

Friday, October 21st, 2016

A Syrian priest who was kidnapped by ISIS and escaped five months later says we should boycott Saudi Arabia. The priest, Father Jacques Mourad, had been the prior of a pilgrimage centre. It was destroyed when ISIS captured the nearby city of Al Quaryatayn last August. The city was liberated in April this year. In Read more